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The Great River Race kicks off at London Docklands today.

The Great River Race - a spectacular boat race up the Thames - starts today at London Docklands and, 21 miles later, ends at Ham in Surrey.

The annual extravaganza attracts more than 300 crews from all over the world and every level of competitor: from those who enjoy fun, fancy dress and charity stunts to serious sportspeople who are there to win. More that 2000 people will be on the water throughout the course of the day.

Legendary Paralympian, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, will fire the traditional cannon salute to the winning crew as they speed across the finish line.

  • Here's a list of viewing points and times;
  • 11.40am - Millwall Riverside
  • 12.10am - Tower Bridge
  • 12.25pm - Westminster Bridge
  • 12.30pm - Lambeth Bridge
  • 12.45pm - Battersea Bridge
  • 12.55pm - Wandsworth Bridge
  • 1pm - Putney Bridge
  • 1.15pm - Hammersmith Bridge
  • 1.45pm - Chiswick Bridge
  • 2.00pm - Kew Bridge
  • 2.30pm - Richmond Bridge


5 month-old falls into river in Surrey

Police are trying to find out how a pram carrying a five month-old boy fell ended up in a river in the village of Laleham in Surrey yesterday morning. The child received head injuries and was taken to St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey. Surrey Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.